california app design company

Senior Product Designer

Yeti & You

At Yeti everyone is a problem solver. Together we have fun and work hard to build amazing products. We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer to join Yeti’s team of problem solvers and conquer challenging opportunities across a range of mobile and web products. Yeti is a San Francisco based agency that partners with startups and enterprise companies to define, build, and deliver impactful digital products. At Yeti you'll have the opportunity to have a real impact on our end users, our clients, and Yeti itself, with a diverse roster of ongoing projects involving touchscreen kiosks, chatbots, data-driven dashboards, consumer mobile apps, internal tools, and more.

As a Senior Product Designer, you'll be a key contributor at every stage of a project - strategizing with clients, researching and prototyping ideas, building with developers, and testing solutions with users. We work in highly collaborative product teams to quickly take ideas from sketches to code, iterating all along the way. Our product designers are fueled by the need to create and be excited by the practice of design.

Requirements

  • At least 4 years designing products or related field
  • A strong understanding of visual design principles and ability to produce beautiful visual design 
  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch 
  • Familiar with current prototyping methods and tools 
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS and front-end frameworks 
  • A solid understanding of intuitive web and mobile functionality 
  • Strong conceptual thinking and the ability to zoom out 
  • Keen attention to detail and the desire for pixel perfection 
  • Strong communication skills working on teams and with clients 
  • Ability to work autonomously and take ownership
  • A great attitude

What You'll Do

  • Own, ideate and deliver meaningful UX, UI and interaction designs
  • Research, wireframe, and prototype using the most effective level of fidelity to communicate and validate ideas
  • Collaborate closely with developers, project managers, and key stakeholders to see designs through from concept to code
  • Facilitate formal critiques of design work, and encourage and support informal critiques, at every stage of the design process
  • Participate heavily in sales efforts; Provide “live UX on-the-fly” design analysis of client problems (in person or on the phone), to demonstrate our design expertise and value up front in the sales cycle.
  • Prepare budget proposals in collaboration with head of dev; flesh out use cases, estimate design and research effort, including variations in level of service/cost
  • Lead client engagements, including participatory design and research workshops, as well as design leadership and management on client projects
  • Mentor junior designers, and people in other functional areas, sharing and disseminating design knowledge and experience throughout the company
  • Elevate Yeti’s combined design + dev product offering to compete in the market, deliver superlative design experiences, and help our leaders keep Yeti designers challenged and motivated
  • Participate in the hiring pipeline, including reviewing design portfolios and interviewing candidates 
  • Lead and facilitate client workshops and meetings such as research planning and synthesis, participatory design, pricing and business model definition, and presentations of findings 
  • Be a relentless advocate for user-centered design and always ask why
  • Sketch. Try. Fail. Cry. Laugh. Do it again

What We're Looking For

  • 1-3 years relevant work experience designing digital product experiences
  • A solid portfolio that demonstrates design thinking, user-centered methodology, and team collaboration
  • A creative mindset with a drive to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of simple, elegant visual and interaction design that follows modern web and mobile best practices
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to understand the core value of a product and convey that vision to the rest of the team and clients
  • Ability and/or willingness to embrace ambiguity, get scrappy when necessary, and learn from others.
  • Humility. Courage. Kindness.

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS and front-end frameworks
  • Knowledge of a variety of user research methods, understanding of the capabilities and limitations of various research methods
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and prioritize end users’ workflows, needs and desires, and to effectively transform this analysis into design solutions